Sometimes the most memorable times in the holiday season aren’t spent at lavish parties or big events – they’re the times you spend cuddled up with your nearest and dearest at home, by a fire, with carols playing or a cup of cocoa in hand. The lights are low, the air outside is frosty, the house is decked out in its seasonal best, and home and hearth have never seemed so appealing.
So take some time to breath deep, slow down, and enjoy the magic of the season with a tranquil evening or two. We have ideas for an at-home movie night, warming treats, and more – because sometimes, there really is no place like home for the holidays.
Dim the lights, snuggle under an afghan, and enjoy a holiday treat on your home screen. The Annette Funicello classic “Babes in Toyland” is new to Blu-ray this season (you can choose DVD as well), or you can have your heart warmed by the adorable pups in the brand-new “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups,” now available on Disney Blu-ray and DVD. Or turn to some old favorites – “A Muppet Christmas Carol,” “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” or “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas.”
Whatever you choose to watch, don’t forget the movie munchies! Spoonful.com has a selection of 15 Disney-themed Christmas treats to make and munch. We especially like the Prep & Landing Elf Cookies, which pair perfectly with a holiday viewing of Disney*Pixar’s enchanting
“Prep and Landing.”
The holidays are the perfect time for baking and crafting, and this year you can deck your halls with Disney flair, and whip up something tasty too. Spoonful.com makes it easy with 25 days of Christmas crafts and recipes, from sweet Mickey Snowmen (a plate of these wrapped in colored cellophane with a bow on top makes a great gift!) to easy-as-can-be
Mickey and Friends Snowflake Ornaments. You can also find printable Disney gift tags, tree ornaments, Christmas cards, and even games to make the time until Santa’s visit pass more easily for little ones at Spoonful.com.
Gather some friends or just rally the family to sing Christmas songs with the Disney Karaoke Series: Christmas Favorites; you’ll find seasonal classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” all arranged to let your vocals shine. Reward the singers with Mickey and Minnie Peppermint Swirl Cookies and you’re guaranteed a jolly time.
However you decide to spend these days, we hope you make the most of the season and find plenty of joy to share with your nearest and dearest!